corrupted downloads

Posted on 2006-04-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
For some reason i have a problem downloading any type of executable file.  Whenever i try to extract the file or run setup, i get error messages such as I/O errors, corrupted download errors, missing .dll's, as well as some others.  This problem has been consistent since i first put this computer together. I've formatted and reloaded windows on two seperate hard drives but that didn't solve the issue.  I thought it might be my nic card, so i changed it out and that isn't the issue.  What could cause all my downloads to be corrupt from all different types of programs, such as zone alarm, firefox, flash player, dvdshrink, and anything else you can think of? Any help would be appreciated

Here's my system specs:
2 GB Corsair pc4000
AMD athlon 64 3400
2 PNY NVidia 6800 Ultra's
2 250 GB Maxtor HD's
Windows XP Pro. Service Pack 2 and fully updated
Question by:thelonesquirrel
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    Accepted Solution

    let's test for malware
    Download and Install.

    Copy and paste your log to:
    Click ANALYZE

    Look for NASTIES and post your results here
    Download Ewido,, install, open program, check for updates, restart computer, press F8 before windows logo appears, select safe mode, open Ewido, run full system scan. let Ewido delete all it finds, if anything is called serious by Ewido, disable Norton's Goback, and run Ewido again.

    Author Comment

    everything was safe through hijack this except for this one unknown
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RunDLL32.exe NvMCTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
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    Expert Comment

    ok.. now run Ewido
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    Expert Comment


    you might have problems with PCI settings (bios): set them to off: PCI master read caching, Delayed transaction, PCI to DRAM prefetch, Byte merge

    You may also have a hd drive problem :

    try using the free diagnostic utility from the vendor of your disk to check for problems with the HD:

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    Expert Comment

    Are you using a router?  Are you able to connect directly to your modem and see if they are still corrupted when downloaded?

    Author Comment

    ewido did the job.  It deleted the malware and now i can download fine. thanks a lot
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    Expert Comment

    cool. thank yoU!

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